To kick off both FriFri der 13th and his Hubble tour, Ben Greenberg provides you with exit music, “Hubble Escape.” Nothing says getting the fuck out of New York than the movie Escape from New York accompanied by a meandering soundtrack. And this is Hubble I’m writing about here; technology-gaping, delay-echo absorbed, an infinity of notes: SHREDDER. Maybe not shred in terms of let’s fucking shred, but in terms of a human being who transcends sound by gutting craft. Witness it above, and check out Hubble’s dates at Northern Spy.
First Person Shootr
At least two or three times in my life, I have said, “This is gonna be the last chillwave album I really like.” The most recent time was back in February when I heard Mobility For Gods by First Person Shootr. For me, chillwave has always instigated imagery of beaches and surfers and such, and I felt the same way about Mobility — I used to bump it on my nano as I bladed down to the wharf. But now that I’ve seen the new video for the lead-off track “Punch-Struck,” I realize my imagery was all wrong. Paired with dark, haunting images, the slow-motion guitars and slurred lyrics turn from a lazy beach day to a very scary trip to the woods. Suddenly, First Person Shootr’s molasses beats topped with angelic synths don’t seem so comfortable anymore.
Zomby, best known for covering his coughs (1, 2, 3, 4), has uploaded a new track to his YouTube account. It’s called “Digital Seance” and flutters along with some well-timed airhorns for just under two minutes.
• Zomby: http://twitter.com/#!/zombymusic
We loved Carve Out the Face of My God, Kyle Parker’s last album as Infinite Body. In fact, we loved it so much that it made it to #12 on our Favorite Albums of 2010 list. So we’re of course ecstatic to hear “Enlacing,” an elongated fuzz of a track that features looped/manipulated/chopped vocals atop a thick wash of harmonic drone. But before you hit play below, Parker has one request: “play Loud, no laptop speakers pls.” Do what he says.
A new Infinite Body album is in the works. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
• Infinite Body: http://soundcloud.com/infinitebody
“Light and Space”
Gorilla vs. Bear has a special treat for us today: a new Laurel Halo track! “Light and Space” is the closing track off her upcoming album Quarantine, and it definitely sounds like it. It also sounds really fucking great. Stream here:
Quarantine is out May 28 in the UK and June 5 in the US via Hyperdub. And don’t forget that Halo is playing Unsound New York next Friday, April 20.
Lil B made his highly-anticipated visit to New York University last night. Here’s how he begins the lecture: “Man. I love y’all, man.” Sounds spot on. Check out the entire lecture streaming below, and, hey, why not read along with Fader’s full transcription?
Do you like Lil B? Do you find it strange that NYU invited him to do a lecture? Think lives were changed? Leave your comments below.
• Basedworld: http://www.basedworld.com